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  1. Supersized Kids, Diminishing Health.

    Dec. 11, 2001 -- As a nation, we are getting fatter, and that is especially true of our children. A new study confirms that over the last decade, childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., hitting boys, African Americans, Hispanics, and kids living in Southern states the hardest

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  2. Lose the (Baby) Fat

    Nov. 19, 2001 -- You've heard about those new moms who get their pre-pregnancy body back just months after childbirth, so why is it taking you so long to lose your baby fat? Well, to be honest, for most women, getting back the body they had before giving birth isn't easy. But it can be done. "It tak

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  3. When Your Child Has a Headache

    Nov. 12, 2001 -- One day, Tyler Upchurch was just a regular kid growing up in Muskogee, Okla. The next day, things were very different. "He woke up and said he had a really bad headache," recalls his dad, Bill. "It just came on all of sudden." That headache lasted every single day -- every hour -- f

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  4. Treating Childhood Hearing Loss

    Nov. 5, 2001 -- We may think of vision as our most important sense, and the worst one to lose. But hearing loss, especially early in life, can be far more devastating because it can profoundly affect a child's speech and language ability. Fortunately, new technology allows us not only to diagnose he

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  5. Who's Watching Our Teens?

    Oct. 29, 2001 -- It's 5:30 PM: Do you know where your teenagers are? No? In that case they may be more likely to take a joyride in your spare car, raid your liquor cabinet, fall in with the wrong crowd, or even become a crime victim in an unsafe part of town. With dual-income and single-parent famil

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  6. Preparing for Parenthood With Yoga.

    Oct. 22, 2001 -- When fitness runner Frances Hall was pregnant, she wanted to find a more gentle exercise. "I have always been active and didn't want to stop when I got pregnant," says the 30-year-old mother. "But running got to be too hard on my body and on my belly. After trying out a couple of ot

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  7. What Makes Kids Intelligent?

    Oct. 15, 2001 -- How can we make our children smarter? A tough question, since some kids are book smart while others are street smart. Some build towering block skyscrapers while others paint word pictures in poetry and prose. Some win the school election while others know just what to say to make y

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  8. The Truth About Weight-Loss Pills

    Oct. 15, 2001 -- Anyone who has watched TV after midnight has heard the claims. Eat all you want, never exercise, and still lose weight with this little pill. Unfortunately, scientific research has not borne out such claims. These products are categorized as dietary supplements, not as drugs. Accord

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  9. How to Have a Smarter Child

    Can you do anything to make your child smarter -- before he or she is born? Some say it's possible. Here's why they think so. Remember the old "nature versus nurture" debate from biology class? In a nutshell, we're stuck with whatever talents nature gives us, but our environment can nurture -- or hi

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  10. Is There a Nurse in the House?

    Sept. 3, 2001 -- WANTED: Nurses with background in mental health, pediatrics, pharmaceuticals, education, public health, and chronic diseases. All applicants must be willing to keep eyes open for potential violent behavior and medication errors. Willingness to work with teachers, parents a MUST. Sou

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